For once Western Michigan University closed first, as witnessed by our 4:25am wake-up call. Grand Valley State University waited until 12:02pm to decide to close at 2pm. ***
Classes CanceledAll GVSU classes will be canceled beginning at 2 p.m. Monday 1/27/14 due to weather.
Mrs. Dr. Phil checked the Library website and app, but at first it didn't display, then hours came up with their 5pm closing. Apparently the students really do check this, so there shouldn't be much in the way of distraught students coming in do late night studying only to find the libes closed.Due to inclement weather, all University Library locations will be closing at 5pm
today, Monday January 27th.Gee, You Think?
Meanwhile, reports from Cass County are that the sheriff is ticketing anyone on the roads without a really good reason. Allegan County has told everyone to stay off the roads, as per usual. During the morning commute, US-131 between 84th Street in Grand Rapids south to M-89 Plainwell, normally about 30 minutes of driving, was reduced to a single file lane and about 40mph. Perfectly happy not to have to drive that today.
Locally, M-45 in Allendale was closed and cars were being turned around. Some of the GVSU Library crowd went back home, unable to get in. I called the Allendale PT place and cancelled my 4:30 PT appointment -- Theresa said that they'd just been called by a client who hit the M-45 turnaround and couldn't get in.
Not sure where my 52mm neutral density filters are -- I had the D100 at ISO 200 and the 28-80mm lens set to f36 @ 62mm and still could only get the shutter speed down to 1/200th of a second against the snowy backyard -- so couldn't get the streaking snow to show. Really needed 1/15th of a second...The view from the kitchen window. And those trees were clear just the other day.
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Bryan just came with his John Deere and mini-Sno-Go attachment (grin). He was heavily bundles up in scarf and hat -- and covered with snow. But the window screens were too filled with snow to get a shot. Thanks, Bryan!
Chicago was clear but more bitter cold. Janesville WI has already cancelled school for tomorrow. The freeze line was heading to the Gulf states and North Carolina was going to get many inches. I'll call Mother later.
Wind chill advisory starts tonight and goes through Tuesday. That means more blowing and drifting. I'm betting we'll be closed tomorrow as well.
*** Maybe it is a competition between Western and Grand Valley. Just read a comment on Facebook that "Historically speaking GVSU is holding true to tradition. The state police ordered them to close during the blizzard of '78. The Prez had to be escorted out." Huh.